Friday, April 21, 2023

Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

Scripture Insights

There is a lot Christians can learn from today’s scripture. The two words that caught my attention are “vision” and “perish.”
Most Bible translations and commentaries refer to “vision” as God’s revela- tion, instruction, guidance, and prophecy, while “perish” means “deprived of moral restraints.”

In that context, this verse could mean: where there is divine revelation and obedience to God’s law, victorious life can be won and a transformative impact made in our communities.

As Nazarenes develop a greater understanding of the relevance of this verse, we must prayerfully mobilize in these three aspects:

  1. Be guided by divine revelation.
  2. Live a life of obedience to God’s demands.
  3. Faithfully and joyfully proclaim God’s revelation (i.e., the gospel) to various people groups and communities around us.

Today’s Prayer

Lord, we pray for our various ethnic churches across the United States and Canada, where finding a location to worship is a constant struggle. We pray for transformative ministries to take place among people groups in the United States and Canada.

Prayer Journal Reflections

Reflect on the vision of the church in Canada and the United States.

—Pascal Permis
Haitian Strategic Readiness Team

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